Monthly Archives - June 2020

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Ep 149: Understanding Chameleon Caresheets

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When we start with a new reptile the first thing we do is search for a care sheet. These are summaries that give us the basics of what that animal needs to thrive. But it can be confusing when you get two or three caresheets and they contradict each other. In today’s episode I talk about how caresheets are constructed and how to navigate the information they provide.

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Geckos

Ep 148: Satanic Leaf-tailed Geckos with Lawrence Erickson

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One of the most cryptic and incredible reptiles is the Uroplatus phantasticus also known as the satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko. Quite the dramatic name for such a cute finger perching gecko! Today I talk to Lawrence Erickson who has bred phantasticus for many years.

Check out Lawrence's website by clicking the picture below

Geckos
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Jacksons Chameleons

Ep 147: Planning a Trip to Kenya with Jan Stipala

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One of the most exciting things a chameleon enthusiast can do is visit chameleons in their home country. And today I am going to talk with Jan Stipala about some nuts and bolts of planning a trip to Kenya.

Jan Stipala
Mountain Dragons

"Mountain Dragons" is a beautifully photographed record of Jan Stipala's research into the highland species of Kenya's chameleons. Each page is filled with large photographs of chameleons many of us have never heard of, much less seen pictures of. In here we see the amazing variation in appearance of species such as Trioceros jacksonii and Trioceros hoehneli. This is a coffee table book that looks gorgeous, but it is also filled with information and an extensive species profile section in the back. This is one of those books that belongs in every serious chameleon enthusiast's library!

I am lucky to be able to make this available for US customers. The US postal service is generous in offering special media rates for books. If you live in Canada or elsewhere please email me at bill@chameleonacademy.com and we will work it out!

Jackson's Chameleon
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